Nobody wins: Second vote leaves nurses divided, unions’ fight unresolved

Michael Mishak, Las Vegas Sun, December 5, 2008 In May, the Service Employees International Union - the long-standing representative of nurses in Nevada and the state’s second-largest union - barely survived a coup. Seven months later, the union’s standing in Nevada seems even more precarious. Nurses it represented at three Saint Rose Dominican hospitals voted in greater numbers in May to join a rival union, the California Nurses Association. The SEIU effectively won the day because an election victory, according to federal labor law, requires more than 50 percent of the vote, a threshold the California-based union failed to achieve. ... Nobody